Boston Globe's Scores

For 5,180 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Edge of Heaven
Lowest review score: 0 Uncommon Valor
Score distribution:
5,180 movie reviews
  1. It’s a fascinating story: part genetic mystery, part socio-racial tragedy. However, Laing’s life, despite its inherent melodrama, does not automatically lend itself to the screen.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    The film’s so formulaic your 6-year-old will be ticking off the plot points as they lope by.
  2. Talking heads are overused in documentaries, but in this case a dose of perspective, a point of view or two, would have a gone a long way toward turning a pageant of unreliable voices and morbid images into a portrait of the artists and their deadly scene as something more than misunderstood.
  3. The Strip makes you appreciate what hard work effortless comedy is.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    When is a comedy not a comedy? When it’s not all that funny.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Almost but not quite as obnoxious as its title. Little kids will love it. You’ll need a hazmat suit.
  4. It’s unclear what Amy Adams did to deserve Leap Year, but all that’s missing from the movie is a set of jailhouse bars over her scenes.
  5. This is many lousy movies for the price of one.
  6. It’s network television drama, starring actors best known for their TV work and full of the petty gripes and mild worries of characters who really have nothing compelling to worry about.
  7. The Bounty Hunter does give Christine Baranski, as an Atlantic City entertainer and Mama Aniston, another opportunity to enthrall us with her drag-queenliness.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid the movie returns Kinney's tale to live-action reality, and the party's over.
  8. It can’t be recommended even to people who mostly just want to see Amanda Seyfried naked.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    The results are -- there’s no other word for it -- a disaster.
  9. The secret here is that the movie is rather tasteless. It has the high, slightly nauseating stink of perfume on garbage.
  10. Cox doesn’t so much chew the scenery as inhale it. Dano looks on in awe.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    A dunderheaded comic melodrama with clothes to die for and dialogue to shrink from. It’s downright depressing.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    The larger problem is that the central duo is just plain dull.
  11. As lifeless and unneeded as The A-Team is, it might have been worse.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    It can’t be easy to turn the story of Hawaii’s last royal into a waxworks parade, but writer-director Marc Forby has pulled it off.
  12. There is much to learn from Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies. First, a wealth of sharp professorial minds and great artistic eyes is no guarantee of equivalent documentary moviemaking. Second, when making a sort of thesis statement, it helps to have a thesis.
  13. It has no pulse, no apparent breath.
  14. Rarely have clips from so many good and great movies been put to such dull use.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Watching this movie in 3-D is very much like sticking one's head in a blender and hitting "pulse."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Takers might have made a perfectly decent little B heist movie, but someone had to go and forget to give the cameraman his Ritalin.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    You'll come away from Legendary with no sense of what amateur wrestling is about.
  15. Alpha and Omega is sweet, if not fresh.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    An attempt to turn the 2005 nonfiction bestseller into a high-energy docu-romp, Freakonomics is a misconceived botch.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Introduce the supernatural, and anything goes. Here, everything does. And that's a problem no one can solve. At least it wasn't called "Case 666."
    • 27 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    Is there a statute of limitations for how many good actors can be wasted in a bad movie?
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Reviewed by
      Ty Burr
    The movie's primary pleasure is Hopkins, who manages to take the role of Father Lucas seriously without being serious about it at all.

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